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Look for the Center for Entrepreneurship to help you with recent industry news and articles, industry reports, profiles & overviews, company information, industry associations, websites, market research, standards and trademarks and doing business in Southern California.
Business.usa.gov helps small businesses understand their legal requirements, and locate government
services supporting the nationís small business community.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal
government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free
competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
Wall Street Journal Small Business is dedicated to helping small businesses succeed.
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With an emphasis on problem solving, ToolKit.com features more than 5,000 pages of free cost-cutting
tips, step-by-step checklists, real-life case studies, startup advice, and business templates to
small-business owners and entrepreneurs.
The Direct Marketing Association is the largest trade association for businesses that are interested and
involved in direct, database and interactive global marketing. Here you can learn more about the DMA,
become a member and access its services.
The Global Dialogue Center was created to be a virtual gathering place
for people throughout the world with a focus on leadership, professional, and personal development.
About.com - Business practices, industries and general small business information.
AllBusiness.com - Hundreds of how-to articles, expert advice and business forms and agreements, starting a business, directories, sales and marketing resources.
American Small Business Association - Membership benefits include information, resources, and discounts on business travel, insurance.
BPlans.com - Free business plan templates, information on starting a business and marketing and advertising.
Business.usa.gov provides legal and regulatory resources for small business, including information on starting a business
or finding a lawyer. It also includes links to related federal, state and local small business information.
BusinessKnowHow.com - Ideas, tools and resources for small businesses.
Business Owner Tool Kit - Free checklists, business plan, forms and documents for small businesses.
California State Government Business Info - This site offers guidance on many rules and procedures that must be addressed in starting and running a business. Of particular use to an entrepreneur is their FAQ.
Entrepreneur.com gives information on marketing, technology, business solutions and a career area. Also
includes franchise and business opportunity databases, free email accounts, a chat room and classifieds.
Inc.com - A major magazine of small business enterprise in the United States, also has a information website.
Internal Revenue Service provides information such as a checklist for a new business and selecting a business structure.
Learn about operating a business with employees, deductions and credits, record keeping and accounting methods. Additional resources
include the small business tax calendar, tax topics for businesses, and frequently asked questions.
Small Business Franchise.com - Directory of small businesses and franchises for less than $500,000.
Welcome Business USA How-to articles, FREE business counseling and special discounts and offers from featured vendors.
Working Solo.com - Information source for entrepreneurs and small home business owners.
Yahoo-Small Business - Business and marketing plans, information on how to incorporate, online business, legal and finance information.
Please visit the Center Library. We have hundreds of significant books on Entrepreneurship, new venture creation, new venture launch, and small business management. Entrepreneurship students may also view archived cases and business plans written by previous students.